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Avalanche deploys PLM tool to scale growth
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:08:00 GMT


Avalanche Outdoor Apparel Company has implemented Zweave's PTC FlexPLM solution into its business to streamline data sources and scale its growth.
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Hanesbrands invests $1.5m in hosiery plant
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:53:00 GMT


Hanesbrands is investing US$1.5m in the expansion and improvement of its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant to take the place of offshore outsourcing.
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KappAhl initiates textile collection service
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:31:00 GMT


Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is hoping to make sustainable operations more accessible to its customers through a new textile collection service
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Macy's to relocate Sacramento centre
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:55:00 GMT


Macy's has revealed plans to relocate its 92,000 sq ft West Sacramento fulfilment centre to a larger facility in Sacramento County to support continued sales growth driven by its omni-channel strategy.
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Alibaba works with CPSC on online safety
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:43:00 GMT


Web sales giant Alibaba has entered into a voluntary consumer safety collaboration with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
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Dematic takes over garment handling specialist SDI
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:35:00 GMT


Automated technology and software firm Dematic Group has acquired FSU Investments, which owns a majority stake in in garment handling specialist SDI Group.
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BCI adds fabric mills to traceability platform
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:47:00 GMT


As part of efforts to drive increased traceability, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has added fabric mills to its Better Cotton Tracer, with the aim of adding more later this year.
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Sears Canada appoints Boire CEO
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:28:00 GMT


Sears Canada has appointed acting chief Ronald Boire to the role of president and CEO
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Hanesbrands invest $1.5m in hosiery plant
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:53:00 GMT


Hanesbrands is investing US$1.5m in the expansion and improvement of its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant to take the place of offshore outsourcing.
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Arcadia to explore BHS takeover offers
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:57:00 GMT


UK retailer Arcadia Group is considering selling its troubled department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches".
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Cherokee signs Argos deal for clothing line
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:38:00 GMT


Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with Argos for the launch of a line of clothing and footwear products for the UK market.
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Dematic buys SDI parent FSU Investments
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:35:00 GMT


Automated technology and software firm Dematic Group has acquired FSU Investments, which owns a majority stake in garment on hanger and flat sorter technology company SDI Group.
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Inditex appoints de Llano as UK MD
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:47:00 GMT


Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has promoted Ińigo de Llano to the position of managing director of its UK and Ireland operations.
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Mango recruits Ruiz as CFO
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:51:00 GMT


In the process of replacing its general manager Enric Casi, Spanish fashion brand Mango has recruited Toni Ruiz as chief financial officer.
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Tesco launches online supplier platform
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:20:00 GMT


Tesco has launched an online network for its 5,000 global suppliers as it looks to improve the relationship it has with its trading partners and customers, and increase transparency
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Gap to close Piperlime division
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:47:00 GMT


US clothing giant Gap is to close its Piperlime fashion brand in order to focus on its core portfolio.
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US takes final step to WTO TFA implementation
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:43:00 GMT


The US has taken a final step towards allowing the World Trade Organization (WTO) to fully implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
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UK clothing sales continue on growth trajectory
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:13:00 GMT


UK clothing sales continued on an upward trajectory in December, despite a pre-Christmas lull following Black Friday promotions - with retailers now hoping for milder weather to kick off their spring ranges.
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Tencel and bamboo fabrics drive Garment Printing demand
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:53:00 GMT


Tencel and bamboo-based fabrics and environmentally friendly printing techniques were among those most requested by clients of customised clothing firm Garment Printing last year.
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Studio One invests in fashion business software
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:06:00 GMT


UK based ladies' and children's wear manufacturer Studio One is implementing the Visual End-2-End software suite to connect and centralise all product information and processes.
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Jimmy Choo "delighted" with 12% annual revenue rise
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:55:00 GMT


British luxury brand Jimmy Choo has said it is "delighted" with a double-digit increase in annual revenues, driven by new store openings in Asia.
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Top stories this week on just-style...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:42:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style this week include the decision by Target Corporation to shut its Canadian stores, news that talks are underway on a minimum wage in Myanmar, and feedback from the garment sector in the Philippines on the EU's GSP+ scheme.
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Cone Denim collaboration opens up new opportunities
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:29:00 GMT


Cone Denim has agreed a new R&D collaboration with DSM Dyneema, which it says opens up tremendous opportunities for its expanding line of performance denims.
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Majid Al Futtaim extends Juicy Couture deal
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:37:00 GMT


Hypermarket conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim Group and Authentic Brands have signed a long-term partnership deal for the Juicy Couture brand in the Middle East.
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Crossman steps down as Joe's Jeans CEO
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:03:00 GMT


Marc Crossman, the chief executive of US apparel business Joe's Jeans, has tendered his resignation.
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EU exploring responsible garment supply chains
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:40:00 GMT


A meeting is taking place within the European Union (EU) today (23 January) to consult on a proposed "flagship initiative" on responsible management of the garment sector supply chain.
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Sanitized strengthens distribution in Europe
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:23:00 GMT


Swiss company Sanitized AG, which specialises in antimicrobial treatments for textiles and synthetic materials, is strengthening its distribution in Europe.
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Adidas hits updated full-year sales targets
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:39:00 GMT


German sportswear giant Adidas has hit its updated financial targets for 2014, with all sales channels contributing to the group's positive top-line development.
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Dollar Tree deal gets shareholder approval
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:32:00 GMT


Family Dollar stockholders have voted to approve the proposed merger with Dollar Tree.
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Gerry Weber to name founder's son as CEO
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:51:00 GMT


German fashion house Gerry Weber International is to name managing board member Ralf Weber, son of founder Gerhard Weber, as the company's new CEO.
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Adidas and Timberland commit to responsible down
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:51:00 GMT


International apparel brands and retailers Adidas, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.
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Adidas sells Rockport for $280m to focus on sportswear
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:37:00 GMT


German sportswear giant Adidas has signed a deal to sell its Rockport business to a new company formed by footwear rival New Balance and private equity firm Berkshire Partners.
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Deterioration seen in Italian factory wages and conditions
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:54:00 GMT


New research into Italian shoe and garment factories suggests that competition with Eastern Europe and Asia is driving down wages and working conditions in Italy.
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Adidas sells Rockport to focus on sportswear
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:37:00 GMT


German sportswear giant Adidas has signed a deal to sell its Rockport business to a new entity formed by Berkshire Partners and footwear business New Balance.
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Adidas hits 2014 financial targets
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:39:00 GMT


German sportswear giant Adidas has hit its updated financial targets for 2014, with all sales channels contributing to the group's positive top-line development.
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PLM to help streamline Lafodex processes
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:31:00 GMT


French apparel maker Lafodex SA has deployed YuniquePLM to help accelerate workflow, improve collaboration and reduce errors.
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Lord Daniel Sportswear invests in ERP
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:50:00 GMT


Lord Daniel Sportswear is implementing NGC's fashion ERP solution to help manage its growing apparel business.
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Garmatex hails "revolutionary" cotton substitute
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:24:00 GMT


Canada-based performance fabric specialist Garmatex Technologies has launched a number of new developments, including what it describes as a "revolutionary" alternative to cotton.
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Esprit issues H1 profit warning
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:49:00 GMT


Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit warned first-half earnings are likely to decline by up to 58%, due to a steeper than expected fall in turnover.
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Raymond Q3 profit falls despite 14% sales rise
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:23:00 GMT


Indian textile and clothing group Raymond has recorded a mixed set of third-quarter results, with lower earnings but double-digit revenue growth.
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Vitawear skincare shapewear in US launch
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:43:00 GMT


Skincare compression therapy shapewear range Vitawear is poised for a launch in North America in the spring.
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Warson launches new Reebok/Gore-Tex boot
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:49:00 GMT


Military and tactical footwear specialist Warson Brands has launched a new line of waterproof footwear for hot weather in association with Reebok and Gore-Tex maker WL Gore & Associates.
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Unifi Q2 profit boosted by increased demand
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:27:00 GMT


Increased demand for textured polyester yarn in North and Central America helped Unifi to post a strong increase in second quarter net profit.
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Skechers to take control of CEE distribution
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:37:00 GMT


Footwear business Skechers USA is taking direct control of the company's operations in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), transitioning from its previous arrangements with third-party distributors.
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Allied Feather premieres "Track My Down" resource
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:56:00 GMT


Down supplier and processor Allied Feather & Down has unveiled a new consumer tracing resource called Track My Down.
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New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform for growth
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:34:00 GMT


Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and analysts this week that she is ready to build on the solid foundations of the business.
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Gucci appoints Michele creative director
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:09:00 GMT


Luxury goods group Kering has promoted Alessandro Michele to the role of creative director for Gucci.
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Garmatex develops golf apparel technologies
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:24:00 GMT


Garmatex Technologies has developed what it claims are two revolutionary apparel technologies, including a bio-anatomical shirt and temperature regulating accessories.
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Lectra promotes Ferauge to lead Japan business
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:54:00 GMT


Jean-Maurice Férauge has been named managing director of Lectra Japan, with responsibility for developing the company's presence in the country, particularly in the fashion sector.
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Bon-Ton lowers outlook and says CFO to retire
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:26:00 GMT


US department store retailer The Bon-Ton Stores has lowered its full-year earnings guidance and announced the retirement of chief financial officer Keith Plowman.
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Express ends buyout talks with Sycamore
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:23:00 GMT


US apparel retailer Express has terminated talks to be acquired by private equity firm Sycamore Partners due to the unavailability of financing.
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Tommy Hilfiger digital showroom to reduce samples
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:35:00 GMT


PVH-owned Tommy Hilfiger is to launch a new digital platform which it claims will revolutionise the brand's traditional sales experience - and reduce sample production.
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Businesses urge ITDS single window action
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:59:00 GMT


A range of businesses and trade organisations are calling for swift progress on the implementation of a "single window" trade information exchange capability for exporting US firms.
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YKK "Eco-Dye" aims to cut zipper water waste
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:05:00 GMT


Fastener business YKK is developing an "Eco-Dye" that aims to reduce to almost zero the amount of water used in a zipper's dyeing process.
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More detail on Mexican footwear import changes
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:23:00 GMT


More details have emerged on regulatory changes governing footwear imports into Mexico, according to a report from legal firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.
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C&A project to boost opportunities for women in India
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:31:00 GMT


Fashion retail business C&A Europe and the C&A Foundation have announced a partnership with Women on Wings to boost the opportunities for working women in India.
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Fashion brands facing strong dollar "headwind"
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:50:00 GMT


Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.
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Sympatex and Lib Tech develop tech waterproof line
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:47:00 GMT


Functional materials supplier Sympatex Technologies has formed a partnership with apparel technology firm Lib Tech to offer a highly technical waterproof/breathable jacket and bib.
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Deckers promotes Lafitte to COO role
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:40:00 GMT


Apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands has promoted David Lafitte to the position of chief operating officer.
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Flame resistant denim developed for workwear
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:39:00 GMT


Westex by Milliken and Cone Denim are teaming up to launch flame resistant denim apparel fabrics for the workwear industry.
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Connected sourcing networks ease payment problems
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:37:00 GMT


Just as it seemed things couldn't get any worse for American Apparel, reports emerged earlier this month that the struggling retailer has been delaying payments to its suppliers. While adding to the group's woes, industry observers believe such a move is also indicative of a wider issue facing the sector.
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Triumph sells Hom brand to Huber Group
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:04:00 GMT


Triumph International has sold its Hom men's underwear brand to Huber Group, as the lingerie maker looks to refocus its portfolio on its biggest global brands and on female consumers.
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Invista expands Lycra Beauty into denim
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:37:00 GMT


US fibre maker Invista has expanded its Lycra Beauty brand fabrics - which are already used in intimate apparel, swimwear and legwear - into denim products.
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Calls for completion of West Coast port talks
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:18:00 GMT


A group of industry associations has called on the two parties negotiating a new labour contract for US West Coast dockworkers to conclude their discussions and work to resolve congestion issues as soon as possible.
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Brazilian footwear firms step up export efforts
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMT


Brazilian footwear firms are stepping up their export efforts as part of a BRL41.4m (US$15.7m) programme over the next two years to target new customers in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, China and Russia.
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Texprocess on track for a record turnout
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:19:00 GMT


Organisers of the upcoming Texprocess trade fair say the event in Frankfurt, Germany is almost fully booked, with four months still to go before it opens its doors in May.
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Kenya strike over but further action looms
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:36:00 GMT


Over 7,000 Kenyan garment workers returned to work this week following an eight-day strike over the dismissal of 120 workers from Ashton Apparels, but further action has been threatened.
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EVAlliance organising trade mission to Cambodia
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:15:00 GMT


The France-led Europe-Vietnam Alliance (EVAlliance), which was set up to strengthen partnerships and collaboration between EU and Far East states in the textile, garment, leather and footwear sectors, will undertake a trade mission to Cambodia in May to foster closer cooperation with local counterparts.
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INTERVIEW: George at Asda on responsible retail journey
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:39:00 GMT


UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.
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Talks underway on Myanmar minimum wage
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:04:00 GMT


Tripartite negotiations to set a minimum wage for Myanmar workers are under way, after the original deadline of December was missed following calls for further research.
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Nicaragua apparel exports to US on growth trajectory
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:05:00 GMT


The value of Nicaragua's apparel exports to the US in 2014 are on track to make it the second-fastest growth country within the DR-CAFTA region.
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Journelle and Alton Lane deploy cloud business tool
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:54:00 GMT


Apparel retailers Journelle and Alton Lane have deployed NetSuite's unified cloud business management platform to help streamline critical business processes.
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United Colors of Benetton builds management team
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:28:00 GMT


Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has strengthened its management team with three new appointments, including that of Piero Maldini as retail director for United Colors of Benetton.
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Global Brands subsidiary signs Kate Spade deal
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMT


A subsidiary of Li & Fung spin-off Global Brands Group has signed a licensing deal with Kate Spade.
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USC chain bought out of administration by Republic
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:20:00 GMT


Sports Direct International owner Mike Ashley has placed his USC apparel chain into administration and re-acquired it through his Republic clothing fascia.
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